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  • My Mulch Profile

  • Website
    groups.yahoo.com/group/cnyplantcycle/
  • Gardening Ability
    3 - Garden a lot, with some success
  • My 5 favorite plants are
    Perrenials, plants with dual purpose - edible and decorative, plants that the seed is useable, Plants that attract butterflies and bees, variety and dimension. I like to try new things, though I seem to buy petunias every year and panseys.
  • What is a garden myth you hear frequently which you know is untrue?
    Compost attracts rodents. (At least not in my yard)
  • And, what is the reality?
    Compost is made up of decomposing matter. If mixed well with soil or in a composting container, there is no problem.
  • What is your favorite gardening outfit or costume?
    Gardening gloves and a hat, plus blue jeans so you dont have to worry about getting dirty.
  • What is the one question about gardening you would really like people to ask you?
    How can I help start a garden, or community garden?
    or How do you make Compost?
  • And what's the answer?
    Find one in your local area. Check with your local cooperative extension and see whats out there. Check at a local farmers market and chambers or park commissions.
    Check our links on composting: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cnyplantcycle/links/Composting_Information_001192580809/
  • Who is your own favorite gardening personality on TV, radio or in print? Why?
    It used to be Crocketts Victory Garden.
    Also Mother Earth News publication and books
  • Do you have a gardening philosophy you would like to share with other gardeners? What is it?
    Teach younger generations about how food grows on plants, and how its used.
  • If you could grow only one plant, what would it be?
    Tomatoes!
  • What plant have you tried to grow that has given you the most trouble? Or, what plant would you like to grow and can't, and why?
    I had a hard time establishing a rose of sharon. Finally got one out of several to take hold. Now its starting seedlings everywhere!
    I also would love a nicer grape arbor. Mine is stunted. I believe from a black walnut tree.
  • What is your favorite time in the garden?
    In the spring when the weeds are still asleep and only few springtime bulbs have begun to bloom. The bush cherry and pear tree are in bloom and the garden seems to be
  • What is your favorite color in the garden?
    I like variety, though I do have a heart garden of reds.
  • What is your favorite place or activity in the garden?
    Picking peas, beans and tomatoes.
    Photographing blooms or works in progress.
  • What is your favorite public or private garden in the world? Why?
    My Community Garden
  • What individual has influenced your gardening interest the most? How?
    My grandmother, Neighbors who garden. My friends who share their garden secrets with me now.
  • Gardening Dilemmas
    Weeds, squirrels,
    Getting plants to get along with each other with space requirements, water and feeding.

    Some years hardly no bug and other years many.
  • What do you dislike most about gardening?
    Weeds,squirrels, and the season seems to be too short.
  • What do you like most about gardening?
    Sharing flowers, growing my own food, and sharing with other gardeners.
  • Company/Organization
    CNYPlantcycle@yahoogoups
  • Favorite Nursery
    Miller Nursery, Fingerlakes NY
    They offer many naturalized and native species of plants. Many you cant get at a regular garden store. Very good support and friendly staff.
  • Cat or Dog person
    Both Cat and Dog
  • What is your Garden Test Score?
    16-20 Very Good
  • Education

  • Favorite Quote
    A person of words and not of deeds is like a garden full of weeds.
  • Interests
    floral design,garden art,photography,nutrition,pinball machines,

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